unexpected catch

Discussion in 'LOCAL MISSOURI TALK' started by duckalot, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. duckalot

    duckalot Well-Known Member

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    Took my Dad and Uncle fishing Sat. am. My Uncle tied into what we thought was going to be his new personal best Blue cat and after what seemed like an hour long battle, he landed a new personal best spoonbill. Somehow hooked him right above the nostril. I have no Ideal the weight of this fish but my cheap 50# digital scale I had in the boat would not touch it. I am guessing 80 plus. We snapped some pics of the old girl and sent her on her way. I told you there would be some fish stories coming in. Am I first? Good Luck
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  2. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    Man, I bet that was a treat , seeing that one come up!!!!
     

  3. MoCatfisher

    MoCatfisher New Member

    Surprise!!! LOL
     
  4. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    That's pretty cool! I'd love to hook into one of those! congrats to you all on the good trip out there!
     
  5. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    I snagged a 72# spoonbill and thought I had hooked into a submarine..It was a great fight. One i will never forget.
     
  6. spoonfish

    spoonfish New Member

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    I bet your uncle thought he had a freight train Rob. They are a blast to catch. WTG!!!
     
  7. Cuz

    Cuz New Member

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    Great story. Thanks for sharing. Thats a pig spoonie in anyone's book.
     
  8. Mr.T

    Mr.T New Member

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    That's a heckuva fish congratulations!

    Now, get rid of that gaff before you're tempted to use it on a catfish... :eek:oooh:
     
  9. T.O.CAT

    T.O.CAT New Member

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    nice catch congratulations!
     
  10. stlcatman

    stlcatman New Member

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    Way to go, that is a great spoonie. I bet he was thinking triple digits on that fight.
     
  11. jjfisher666

    jjfisher666 New Member

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    was that billfish in the middle or by a dyke i bet it was a fight congradulations
     
  12. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    nice spoonbill (biggun)
     
  13. Seth

    Seth Active Member

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    That's a nice spooner! Did you catch it on the Mississippi? If it had been 13 or more days later, you could have kept it. Congrats on the catch. :big_smile:
     
  14. curdog

    curdog New Member

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    I have never caught a spoonbill. I bet that was a fight. Thanks for sharing.
     
  15. Mi11er

    Mi11er New Member

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    That is a bruiser.:big_smile: Would take our big fish pot almost every year. Congrats
     
  16. Todd Strong

    Todd Strong Active Member

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    Great catch there. You will have to pat your uncle on the back and say congrats. Thanks for sharing.
     
  17. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    That is one huge fish,congradulations..........Sister Pat:big_smile:
     
  18. flatheadHunter84

    flatheadHunter84 New Member

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    Nice catch, i hope to get one that size this year, you will have to get a much bigger scale to weigh her.
     
  19. medic442

    medic442 New Member

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    sweeeeeet, that looks like a good time!!
     
  20. eelamph

    eelamph New Member

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    Nice catch man. I bet that was one heck of a fight.